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Saturu Ned


Dr. Saturu Ned

Dr. Saturu Ned, then James Mott, joined the Black Panther Party in May of 1968-1982 in Sacramento, California, while attending Sacramento City College. Saturu was a member of ‘Lumpen,’ a Black Panther Party (BPP) singing group. Professor Ricky Vincent later wrote a book about them called “Party Music,” which outlined their impact and their influence on artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, John Lennon, and many more — as well as their impact on the Black Power Movement.

Dr. Ned was a teacher at the award-winning Oakland Community School and Learning Center, started and run by BPP Members. He continued his educational development by engaging with educational institutions in developing African American and Ethnic Studies Programs.  He has appeared on numerous television and video productions, radio, print, and more. He continues to work in the community’s interest as an educator, innovator, entrepreneur, and Survival Program Architect.